adding an additional hard drive after install

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by gjcomputer, Jan 3, 2006.

  1. gjcomputer

    gjcomputer New Member

    if my websites are getting close to filling my www directory, (120 gig) how hard would it be to add an additional 300 gig drive and use it only for the www??
  2. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    That shall be not a big problem.

    1) Install the new harddrive, partition and format it.
    2) mount it to e.g. /mnt/www and copy the contents from your www directory to it. You must copy it with preserved permissions!
    3) Change your fstab so that your new harddrive is munted as your www directory.

    Dont delete the files on the old www drive until you tested everythind ;)
  3. gjcomputer

    gjcomputer New Member

    right on, so in the 2.1.2 version having 2 hard drives wont work together? like my 120 and my 300 to make 420? i assume will be a future feature? :cool:
  4. stefanr

    stefanr Member

    for all user a very nice extension for the installation of a debian system is LVM!!!
    you can resize partition, can add partition, and all these things without any problems of the installed software.


  5. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff

    That has nothing to do with ISPConfig, rather with your partitioning. As stefanr suggested, LVM is what you're looking for.
  6. gjcomputer

    gjcomputer New Member

    awesome, thanks guys

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